(Concord, North Carolina)
From one Dad to another, what would be the perfect Disney World vacation?
When would you go, how many days in what parks, and what dinner reservations would you make? We’re talking perfect visit, so don’t worry about school, or vacation days. But Dad isn’t made of money, so one we could still afford.
I know it’s a tall order, but I have faith in you.
Dad’s Perfect Answer
Wow, Adam, what a perfect question.
Hold on to your hats folks, Dad’s about to knock your socks off.
Here is Dad’s idea of a Perfect Disney World Vacation.
When would you go?
That’s easy. We’d arrive in Orlando the second Sunday in December. Why the second Sunday in December? We love Christmas time at Walt Disney World. We cry every Christmas when we don’t get to visit. We’d go the second week because it’s not real crowded, but Disney still puts on a big show.
How long would you stay? That’s a little more difficult. If money was no object, we’d stay until the 23rd. That’s when the crowds get totally unmanageable. That way we could still spend Christmas with the whole family. In the real world we’d probably stay 6 nights.
How many days in what parks?
Dad’s Plan for the week would look something like this –
- Sunday night – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
- Tuesday – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Wednesday – Animal Kingdom
- Saturday – Morning one last ride on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin then fly home
Some of that could change depending on Early Entry and when we could get reservations for the meals we want.
What dinner reservations would you make?
That’s an easy one. We’d make reservations for dinner at ‘Ohana and Teppan Edo with the Candlelight Processional. We would talk about another big dinner and probably try out Le Cellier or the Yachtsman Steakhouse. We would reserve breakfast at Kona Cafe and maybe a breakfast at Chef Mickey’s.
Where would we stay?
If money was no object (yeah right) we’d stay at the Polynesian in a Magic Kingdom view concierge room.
If we couldn’t swing the Polynesian we’d try the Wilderness Lodge. (Sometimes you can find good deals there.) Our least expensive, and least attractive, option would be the Pop Century. It’s OK, but we prefer the Polynesian Resort.
Here are some of the things we would make sure not to miss while we were there.
- All of the decorations at the Resorts (especially the ginger bread houses)
- Holiday Wishes from the Polynesian beach or ‘Ohana
- A ride on the monorail (preferably in the front)
Dad’s Bottom Line
I’m sure Dad’s forgotten something, but you get the idea of Dad’s Perfect Disney World Vacation.
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